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FAQs: 20 years after the Rwandan genocide

FAQs: 20 years after the Rwandan genocide

In April 1994, an explosion of ethnic violence in a small East African country resulted in the killing of 800,000 people in 100 days. How could this country, Rwanda, ever overcome such hatred and horror? Read our FAQs for more background on one of the worst genocides in history and the recovery of this shattered nation.

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November 16, 2011

Toilets, clean water bring health to Nepalese village

World Toilet Day, November 19, has been established as a day to raise awareness of the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to a toilet and are at risk of...

November 16, 2011

Missouri community still recovering six months after tornado

Joplin, Missouri, was devastated by a tornado in May 2011. World Vision continues to assist with the long-term recovery efforts.

November 11, 2011

Evangelicals and the case for foreign aid

In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Rich Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., makes the case for international aid.

November 10, 2011

Drought means life and death choices for Kenyan family

As a historic drought rages on across Kenya and other parts of the Horn of Africa, families like Eyangan and her grandchildren suffer the most.

November 10, 2011

BLOG: Covering Somalia: Are we doing enough?

Speaking as one who has survived famine, guest blogger and World Vision communicator Amanda Koech, considers whether we are doing enough to help Somalia.

November 10, 2011

Back to school after bonded labor

Thirteen-year-old Salay dropped out of school years ago to work in a brick factory to help his family repay debt. But World Vision's intervention encouraged this boy to...

November 10, 2011

Central America: Aid reaches flood survivors

Flooding and landslides force tens of thousands to flee their homes for temporary shelters. World Vision is responding.

November 10, 2011

VIDEO: Gift of chickens provides nutrition, education, income

Elvis, a young boy in Tanzania, found his circumstances changed dramatically when his family received the gift of chickens from World Vision’s Gift Catalog. Watch the...

November 9, 2011

November designated as ‘Month of Prayer’ for Horn of Africa

World Vision invites the American public to pray, give, and tell others about the needs of drought-affected children in East Africa.

November 3, 2011

VIDEO: Waterborne illness now “a story of the past” for family

A father in Africa — who developed 37 scars through guinea worm from contaminated water — recounts how his family and others were crippled by the parasite. But when...

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